31
Oct

BIG DATA AND A-I ASIA 2017

In the midst of the Trick or Treat season, Clayton Doherty, WVRF’s President was invited to attend two events at the same time, Big Data and A-I Asia 2017, in Singapore, 30-31 October.

With the rise of Deep Learning, AI, IoT, and Digital Transformation, all organizations in every industry are going through a disruptive change. Big Data Asia offered Doherty the knowledge, skills and tools that are needed to master the data universe.  2017 represents a pivotal year for industry players.

I had 2 brilliant days at the Marina Bay Sands Expo, with an audience made up of thousands of technology decision makers, industry visionaries and global suppliers. Over 1,000 attended, 50 speakers and 30 exhibitors,” stated Doherty. 

A great deal of time was spent with Danit Gal, the chair of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Outreach Committee from Beijing, China. With the rise of Deep Learning, AI, IoT, and Digital Transformation, Big Data Asia is debating the knowledge, skills and tools that you need to master the data universe and achieve greater success, while the impact of AI to any ecosystem would present an extraordinary competitive advantage to any businesses!

As a guest speaker Danit stated in an interview four things we can do, which apply to key leaders in government, industry, academia, and the general public; “First, become more tech-savvy. Learn about it yourself or be open to expert opinions. A.I. is going to affect every one of us. The more you understand the technology the better prepared you will be to turn this into a positive transformation. Second, be cross-disciplinary. Engage with different perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of how A.I. is going to affect you. There will be many ways: economic, ethical, legal, social, regulatory, and technical. Third, be thoughtful. Think of the long-term economic, environmental, and social implications alongside reaping the short-term benefits of being innovative. We are creating the future we want to live in and pass down to our descendants today. Fourth, be proactive. Don’t wait for the problems to arise before you try to mitigate them, as we have with nuclear and environmental threats. Consider and approach future possibilities and challenges with care, and take preemptive measures to ensure safety and collective benefits.Knowledge informs thoughts, thoughts create actions, actions shape reality."

In conclusion what she is saying is knowledge informs thoughts, thoughts create actions, and actions shape reality.

Big Data is considered the new “crude oil”, worth billions today and its scary when you listen to what is happening day to day in everyone’s life that is being collected from us all.  

Pictured with Danit Gal, the chair of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Outreach Committee from Beijing, China is Clayton Doherty, President of the World VR Forum attending 2 events at the same time in Singapore. Big Data and A-I Asia 2017. With the rise of Deep Learning, AI, IoT, and Digital Transformation, Big Data Asia is debating the knowledge, skills and tools that you need to master the data universe and achieve greater success, while the impact of AI to any ecosystem would present an extraordinary competitive advantage to any businesses!